Danny Meslemani

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States

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Publications (8)13.42 Total impact

  • Danny Meslemani, Robert M Kellman
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    ABSTRACT: Fixation of the craniomaxillofacial skeleton is an evolving aspect for facial plastic, oral and maxillofacial, and plastic surgery. This review looks at the recent advances that aid in reduction and fixation of the craniomaxillofacial skeleton. More surgeons are using resorbable plates for craniomaxillofacial fixation. A single miniplate on the inferior border of the mandible may be sufficient to reduce and fixate an angle fracture. Percutaneous K-wires may assist in plating angle fractures. Intraoperative computed tomography (CT) may prove to be useful for assessing reduction and fixation. Resorbable plates are becoming increasingly popular in orthognathic surgery and facial trauma surgery. There are newer operative techniques for fixating the angle of the mandible. Also, the utilization of the intraoperative CT provides immediate feedback for accurate reduction and fixation. Prebent surgical plates save operative time, decrease errors, and provide more accurate fixation.
    Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery 05/2012; 20(4):304-9. DOI:10.1097/MOO.0b013e3283543a9d · 1.39 Impact Factor
  • Danny Meslemani, Lamont R Jones
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    ABSTRACT: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition, increasing in incidence along with obesity in Americans. This review looks at skeletal surgery to treat sleep apnea and recent advancements. Skeletal surgery for OSA has improved with recent advancements in surgical genioplasty now able to advance the genioglossus as well as inferior mandible muscles without changing aesthetics. Some investigators have called for maxillomandibular advancement to be considered as a first-line therapy over continuous positive airway pressure. Maxillomandibular advancement appears safe and effective for consideration as a first-line therapy for select patients with OSA.
    Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery 06/2011; 19(4):307-11. DOI:10.1097/MOO.0b013e328348842e · 1.39 Impact Factor
  • Danny M. Meslemani, Vanessa G. Schweitzer
    The Laryngoscope 01/2011; 121(S4). DOI:10.1002/lary.22121 · 2.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We conducted a prospective observational study of tracheostomy tubes with three primary goals: (1) to identify the presence and location of bacterial biofilms on adult tubes, (2) to determine how soon after insertion of a tube the presence of a biofilm could be identified, and (3) to identify the bacterial organisms that formed the biofilms on these tubes. Our study materials consisted of 7 adult tracheostomy tubes that had been changed during a routine outpatient clinic visit or hospital consultation. The tubes were examined for the presence of biofilms on the posterior aspect of the outer cannula; also, specimens were obtained from the posterosuperior aspect of the cuff on the 3 tubes that had a cuff. Samples of 2 to 3 mm were taken from each site and analyzed by scanning electron microscopy. Bacterial biofilms were found on 4 of the 7 tubes; they were present on the outer cannula of 3 cuffless tubes that had been inserted 14 days, 4 months, and 2 years previously and on the cuff of 1 tube that had been inserted 10 days previously. The biofilms were composed of gram-positive cocci in pairs that were likely consistent with Staphylococcus epidermidis.
    Ear, nose, & throat journal 10/2010; 89(10):496-504. · 0.88 Impact Factor
  • Danny M. Meslemani, Michael S Benninger
    The Laryngoscope 10/2010; 120(10):2018-21. DOI:10.1002/lary.21086 · 2.03 Impact Factor
  • Danny M Meslemani, Lamont Jones
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    ABSTRACT: Case report of a male with a rare nasal type NK/T cell lymphoma that presented as an aggressive nasal infection superimposed with squamous and basal cell carcinoma. A review of the diagnosis, management, and prognosis nasal type NK/T cell lymphoma will be presented. Case report and literature review. Review of the literature for cases of nasal type NK/T cell lymphoma, with particular attention to its presentations. Differential diagnosis includes aggressive infection of the nasal skin, carcinoma, and lymphoma. No cases in the literature of NK/T cell lymphoma have been reported that presented with an aggressive infection with initial biopsies that revealed squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma, which led to surgical management and a definitive diagnosis of Nasal type NK/T cell lymphoma.
    The Laryngoscope 01/2010; 120 Suppl 4(S4):S167. DOI:10.1002/lary.21631 · 2.03 Impact Factor
  • Danny M. Meslemani, Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, Michael Rontal
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To 1) identify the presence and location of bacterial biofilms on adult tracheotomy tubes 2) determine length of time from placement of tracheotomy tubes that biofilms develop 3) identify bacterial organisms that form biofilms on adult tracheotomy tubes. Study Design: Prospective observational study with collection of seven adult tracheotomy tubes that were changed during a routine outpatient clinic visit or hospital consultation. The tubes were examined for the presence of biofilms at the location of the cuff, if present, and the posterior aspect of the outer cannula of the tracheotomy tube. Methods: Seven tracheotomy tubes had 2-3 mm samples taken from the posterior aspect of the outer cannula and three cuffed tracheotomy tubes had samples taken additionally from the cuff to test for the presence of biofilms by scanning electron microscopy. Results: Bacterial biofilms were found to be present on four adult tracheotomy tubes. Biofilms were found on a cuffed tube that had been inserted 10 days previously and on the outer cannulas of 3 cuffless tubes that had been inserted 14 days, 4 months, and 2 years previously. The biofilms were composed of gram-positive cocci in pairs likely consistent with S. epidermidis. Conclusions: Bacterial biofilms are present on adult tracheotomy tubes in an outpatient and inpatient setting. Both cuffed and cuffless tubes had development of biofilms as early as 10 days and as long as 2 years after placement. Biofilms have been found on indwelling catheters elsewhere in the body as a source of chronic inflammation and infection with the formation of granulation tissue. This study demonstrates the presence and location of bacterial biofilms found on adult tracheotomy tubes at the time of routine tracheotomy tube changes.
    The Laryngoscope 01/2009; 119. DOI:10.1002/lary.20421 · 2.03 Impact Factor
  • Danny Meslemani, Robert M Kellman
    Archives of facial plastic surgery: official publication for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc. and the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies 01/2003; 14(1):62-6. DOI:10.1001/archfacial.2011.1415 · 1.62 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

15 Citations
13.42 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2003–2012
    • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
      Syracuse, New York, United States
  • 2010–2011
    • Henry Ford Hospital
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • 2009–2011
    • Henry Ford Health System
      • Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
      Detroit, Michigan, United States